Your “Why” Questions About Tooth Extractions

If you have “why” questions about tooth extractions, it is a perfectly reasonable collection of inquiries to end up with. When we tell you that we need to remove your child’s tooth, you wonder an awful lot about a ton of different things. Don’t keep them to yourself. Bring them to our Dallas, TX team’s attention. With as much enthusiasm as we put into keeping your children’s oral health safe, we will give you our attention and explain what’s going on with the upcoming extraction we recommend.

Why Can’t You Save The Tooth, You Wonder?

You wonder why we cannot save the tooth in question. You ask, with all of the restorative dental treatments available, why are we choosing a dental extraction? Our answer is always that it’s the best choice and that the other things we can usually do for teeth (like filling cavities or placing crowns) isn’t going to be successful. So, to protect your child’s oral health, we take the tooth out.

Why Don’t You Just Remove The Baby Tooth, You Ask?

You may suddenly wonder when your child has a baby tooth with a cavity in it for which we suggest a dental filling: Why don’t we just remove the tooth? If baby teeth are susceptible to problems like decay but they’re going to fall out anyway, why bother with a restoration? Here’s the missing information you really need: Baby teeth are absolutely, 100 percent necessary until it’s time for them to fall out. They are there, of course, partly to help your child along in developmental milestones with things like speaking and eating. However, each tooth is also important individually because it’s protecting and guiding the future permanent tooth that will stand in its place someday. You need that tooth to remain where it is if you can help it, so our team repairs teeth when we can.

Why Would You Remove A Tooth That’s Perfectly Healthy?

Your child’s tooth could be in the way. For instance, this is most frequent with smiles known as “overcrowded.” There are more teeth than the size and shape of your child’s mouth can easily contain and teeth overlap one another as a result. To fix the problem, orthodontics is generally required. To provide enough space for this type of dental care, tooth extractions are usually required, too! Remember, the end result is always the protection or improvement of your child’s oral health.

See Us With Your Extraction Questions

If you have questions about extractions, don’t ignore them. Bring them up with our team, so we can help with the answers you seek. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.